'American God' is 'White Racist God with a Problem' Says College Professor Anthea Butler
University of Pennsylvania Professor Anthea Butler recently slammed religious conservatives after the George Zimmerman verdict.
Butler recalled that Zimmerman told Fox News' Sean Hannity that the shooting of Martin was "God's plan" (video below).
Writing on ReligionDispatches.org, Butler stated: “When George Zimmerman told Sean Hannity that it was God’s will that he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, he was diving right into what most good conservative Christians in America think right now. Whatever makes them protected, safe, and secure, is worth it at the expense of the black and brown people they fear."
"Their god is the god that wants to erase race, make everyone act 'properly' and respect, as the president said, “a nation of laws”; laws that they made to crush those they consider inferior."
Butler added: "As a black woman in n nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a white man, and am not capable of taking care of my reproductive rights, or my voting rights, I know that this American god ain’t my god. As a matter of fact, I think he’s a white racist god with a problem. More importantly, he is carrying a gun and stalking young black men.”
Butler, who is an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania department of Religious Studies, stated: “When the good Christians of America are some of its [America’s] biggest racists, one has to consider our moral responsibility to call out those who clearly are not for human flourishing, no matter what ethnicity a person is. Where are you on that scale? I know where I am.”